New Horizons for Young Women
It was located in Maine.
The target group was girls only aged 13 to 18. According their webpage the program last between 6 and 9 weeks.
It was founded in year 2000. Among the founders are Jacqueline Danforth - daughter of Barbara Walters.
While the program stuck out by having a webpage for the girls to read before they enter the program, which is uncommon and directly against the common advice in other programs, where they warned parents against discussing the issues before enrolling their child into programs, this program still allowed the use of escort firms. That was the main reason for the program to be registered on this webpage <Ref>For Daughters, program homepage</Ref> <Ref>For parents, program homepage</Ref>
If your daughter has reacted to your decision by increasing the level of tension in the family, you may consider hiring a transport service to come to your home and transport her to the program. If this is your only option, your educational consultant or our links page can provide you with transport information.
The detained girls were grouped in units of 5 - 6 girls.
The wilderness program was stated to last between 6 and 9 weeks.
The hiked for four or five days and stayed two or three days in base camp.
A day at base camp
A day on a expedition
The only mean of communication was by letters. They allowed letters between parents, siblings, grandparents and the detained girl.
The letters were checked by the staff before being handed to the detainee. In the material given to the families, the program warned the parents against believing what their daugther wrote to them.
October 2008 the management announced that they will close the program due to the financial situation <Ref>New Horizons For Young Women Closing, published on Strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm, October 9 2008</Ref>
- Info: Program homepage
- Survivor Group: Wilderness Program Graduates, Facebook
- Survivor Group: I Survived Wilderness, Facebook
- Forum: The Troubled Teen Industry a subforum on the message board of Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
- Forum: BaBa WaWa's Daughter, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora
- Forum: Q?: New Horizons/Jacqueline Danforth/RMA, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora